James Welch

Three people named James Welch have graced Market Lavington. One was the father of Peggy Gye. This one was her grandfather and his father was also James.

Back in 2011 we featured an advert for Mr Walton’s shop in an 1894 newspaper. You can click here to be reminded of this.

The same newspaper, a copy of the Devizes and Wilts Advertiser contains a whole page – broadsheet sized of course – feature about the Wiltshire Agricultural Association’s Devizes Exhibition.

Part of page from an 1894 copy of The Wilts and Devizes Advertiser

Part of page from an 1894 copy of The Wilts and Devizes Advertiser

As a small part of this page, a tribute is paid to the association’s secretary, James Welch of Market Lavington.

James Welch, sketched and mentioned as a part of the article

James Welch of Market Lavington, sketched and mentioned as a part of the article

James had been born in Glamorgan in Wales in 1856, but his family always had connections with Market Lavington and by 1881 James was a Market Lavington resident. He married Annie Earle in about 1885 and that was about when his involvement with the Agricultural Association began.

James died in 1927 and is buried in the churchyard at St Mary’s, Market Lavington

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